For all those who have not yet contacted their tax professionals re their taxes here are the links for applying for extensions for filing (filing only not paying).
If you already gave the work to your pro make sure he files for an extension or do it yourself. I have been filing for extensions myself for at least the last five years.
For the Federal form http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf for paper filing
E-filing requires either income below 58,000, Turbo-Tax type package or preparer
Here is the information link for NYS http://www.tax.ny.gov/e-services/pext/default.htm . They no longer allow paper applications
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